This verse gives us a good look into the true nature of who God is, and His full intentions for our lives. There are many of us today that are fearful of totally releasing our lives to God; to allow Him to have His way completely with our lives. We often think that we will end up doing something we don’t like or want to do, or God will force us to be poor, or not achieve success for ourselves.
The truth is that God wants us to prosper, He wants us to enjoy our lives here on earth, and He wants us to live a fulfilled life full of joy, happiness, success and peace. We have to remember that God created us for a specific reason, He created us to have the skills, likes, dislikes and other qualities we have so that we could use them for His glory. He created plans for our lives that would compliment these qualities.
In Jeremiah 29:11-12, God is reminding us that He has plans for our lives, great plans that will bring us happiness, success and joy. God doesn’t want to take our fun away, or doom us to a life of poverty or anything of the sort, it is completely against His nature. He only desires that you surrender your life to Him, put your full trust in Him, and allow Him to lead and guide you through the life you were purposefully made for.
Now we do live in a very sinful world and so obviously bad things can and do happen, but as a whole when we choose to live our lives God’s way, our lives will be a whole lot smoother, blessed, and enjoyable. Just remember God is for us not against us. He loves you enough to die a terrible death for you and will never leave or forsake you. Keep your eyes on the Lord and you can’t go wrong.